Pop Minute

Home    Photos    Videos    What's on TV Tonight 
 
  

Couple Who Bragged About Shoplifting On 'Dr. Phil' Sent To Prison

In retrospect, going on 'Dr. Phil' to talk about their shoplifting exploits may not have been the best move for Matthew and Nora Eaton.

The husband and wife, who went on the popular show and trumpeted their moneymaking scheme of shoplifting toys and reselling them on the Internet, have been sentenced to prison. The couple bragged about making $100,000 on the show.

The Eatons were arrested last September, nearly a year after their appearance. Before that they were under investigation for shoplifting, however, detectives did not suspect them of being large-scale thieves until they appeared on the show.

Their scheme involved the wife using their three children as a distraction, while her husband would steal the items. A search of the couple's found more than five hundred boxes of toys awaiting shipment.

The two said they contacted Dr. Phil show to gain control of their problem and help with their financial situation but came away with nothing more than a television appearance and three signed books.

"What a charlatan this man is," the judge said of Dr. Phil. "What a terrible, terrible man.

Matthew Eaton was sentenced to 27 months in prison, while his wife, Laura Eaton was sentenced to a year after pleading guilty to conspiracy to transport stolen property across state lines.

"I hurt myself. I hurt my family," Matthew Eaton told the judge. "I was shoplifting. I don't deny that at all."

March 23, 2010 |

Related Posts
  Dr Phil Diagnoses Kanye West's Twitter Tirades As 'Stupid'
  Ex-Employee Sues Dr. Phil for False Imprisonment and Wrongful Termination
  Dr. Phil McGraw Knows Whether Conan Is Telling The Truth
  Dr. Phil Evaluates Donald Trump For Jimmy Kimmel
  Dr. Phil Tells His Critics: "Pick Up Your Remote and Move On"
  Dr. Phil Counsels Manny Pacquiao On Fighting Floyd Mayweather
  Dr. Phil Defends Nick Gordon Intervention and Calls Him 'Out Of Control'
  Dr. Phil: Isn't It Funny It's Always Good Looking People That Get 'Hacked'
  Dr. Phil Drops F-Bomb Twice In Chat With David Letterman




© Copyright & Privacy Policy Pop Minute. All rights reserved. | Feedback


 

 
Jennifer Lopez On How She Began Dating A-Rod: 'Felt Like Tapping Him On The Shoulder'
Jeff Goldblum Joins 'Jurassic World' Sequel As 'Jurassic Park' Character
Serena Williams Says She Accidentally Announced Her Pregnancy On Social Media
John Legend Makes Mundane Things Sound Sexy for Stephen Colbert
Professor Kal Penn On Being Grading Hard To Surprise His Students
Vir Das Does Stand-Up On Conan: Donald Trump Is America's Arranged Marriage
Fallon's Barack Obama Is Back from His Vacation To Rail On Donald Trump
Jimmy Fallon Looks at Pros and Cons of Trump's First 100 Days
Elton John Cancels Concerts Over 'Rare and Potentially Deadly' Bacterial Infection

Latest Photos (bikini babes)

   

Bella Thorne | Ximena Cordoba | Kristina Peric | Melissa Satta